Since 1993, the Chicago Department of Transportation has provided free public bicycle parking and worked with businesses and the community to provide better long and short-term bicycle parking throughout the city. Currently, there are over 14,500 installed bicycle racks and 15 on-street bike corrals.

Know a business that would benefit from a sidewalk bike rack? A free bicycle rack can be installed on the sidewalk in front of a business as long as the location meets the minimum requirements.

Bike Racks

Request a New Bike Rack
Report an Abandoned Bike
Bike Rack Minimum Placement Requirements
Bike Parking FAQ

Bike Corrals

Bike Corral Program Brochure
Bike Corrals FAQ

Contact us and we’ll show you how well a bike corral will work in your community:
Email the CDOT Bike Parking Program Manager at

Bike Corral at Cafe Jumping Bean